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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 2 Years
UCAS Code:Pending
Campus Location: Bedford College - Tresham

About the course

Media production offers exciting career paths, and this well-established course has seen many graduates progress to successful careers in the UK and international media.

Media production is influenced by cultural, economic and political factors and you will study these, as well as history of media, as you focus your own ideas and creativity, and acquire the technical skills to realise your ideas – learning to make powerful, effective media products that connect with their target audience.

All students to learn how to make documentaries and dramas, then you can choose to specialise in areas like Moving Image, New Media, Radio or Scriptwriting or to maintain a general view of this broad area, and then to join the final year of a BA (Hons) Media Production.

This course is delivered in partnership with Bedford College


  • Learn to combine theory and practice to communicate effectively with your target audience as you study documentary, drama, radio and new media production, scriptwriting and video and audio techniques – as well as media theory, film studies and working in the media
  • Study with an emphasis on the production process – through practical video assignments, analysis of current practices and work placements/simulations
  • Develop a range of professional practice skills relevant to the media industries
  • Gain experience of working on a wide range of professional production equipment. The University of Bedfordshire is an Apple Centre of Education Excellence – including broadcast-standard television and radio studios
  • Challenge yourself to contribute to student festivals and competitions
  • Benefit from a course that gives you opportunities to progress to the BA (Hons) Media Production and opens doors to careers in any industry that requires excellent communications and team-working skills. Media Production graduates often go on to work in television and radio production, digital media production, journalism, teaching, advertising, media and PR
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Units

  • Creating A Production (MED100-1) Compulsory
  • Film Studies (MED102-1) Compulsory
  • Skills Development And Media In Context (MED103-1) Compulsory
  • Ways Of Seeing (MED101-1) Compulsory
  • Drama/Adaptation (MED050-2) Compulsory
  • Film & Television Documentary (MED202-2) Compulsory
  • Media Employment (MED201-2) Compulsory
  • Writing To Direct (MED203-2) Compulsory

The Programme is assessed using a range of methods including written assignments, group and individual presentations, simulation, case studies and evidence drawn from practical production work (videos, websites and production management logs). These methods are designed to test your academic and vocational abilities. Through the use of a variety of assessment methods you will be able to demonstrate a wide range of key skills for both academic and practice competence. We will always expect your production work to be contextualized. You will normally be required to submit a written evaluation of your production work along with some reflection of its strengths and weaknesses. You will also be required to relate your work to current genres and practices. Although some of your productions may involve group work and we will examine the audio-visual content produced, the grades are given based on your individual contributions and not on group work. In other words, there is no group grade: only individual grades.

Entry Requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk


Career paths for graduates are open to you in any industry that requires excellent communication and team working skills. Many of our graduates have now progressed to successful careers in the UK and international media.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree delivered at our Partner Institutions for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree delivered at our Partner Institutions for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

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